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Visit Japan through Photos from Hiroshima

Written by Duke Stewart

Photos from Hiroshima

These photos from Hiroshima will detail a small piece of that wonderful city’s puzzle.

It’s a small city that’s tucked at the edges of Japan’s main island (Honshu). Hiroshima’s history predates the darker events that took place when the Enola Gay dropped an atomic bomb on the city. I first visited while traveling around the country with my mother and revisited with my wife and friends a few years later. Hiroshima is one of my favorite cities thanks to some wonderful regional food and a quaint charm that is hard to find elsewhere around there. I’m going to share some photos from Hiroshima and nearby Miyajima taken by Christina, the lens behind DukeStewartWrites.com.

Some of these photos previously appeared in stories about both Hiroshima and Miyajima. I hope you enjoy these wonderful photos Hiroshima that were taken by Christina and if you have any thoughts or comments about them, I’d love to read your thoughts in that section below. As always, enjoy these photos and take care. Let’s get started, shall we? Without further ado, here are photos from Hiroshima as seen through the lens of Christina.

Shukkeien Garden
Beautiful Green Moss, Shukkeien in Hiroshima


Hiroshima Castle

Couple outside Hiroshima Castle, Japan


View from the top of Hiroshima Castle in Japan


View of Hiroshima from Hiroshima Castle, Japan


 

Food & Drink

Okonomiyaki in Hiroshima, Japan


Making Okonomiyaki in Hiroshima, Japan


Sake and Sushi in Hiroshima, Japan


 

Gembaku Dome & Peace Memorial

Peace Candle in Hiroshima, Japan


Outside the Gembaku Dome in Hiroshima, Japan


 

Miyajima

5-storied Pagoda on Miyajima, Japan


Standoff in Miyajima, Japan


Lantern and Itsukushima Shrine on Miyajima, Japan


Itsukushima Shine Toori Gate in Miyajima, Japan


 

Miscellanous

Walking through Hiroshima, Japan


Flower Shop near the Gembaku Dome in Hiroshima, Japan


Waiting for a Streetcar to arrive in Hiroshima, Japan

I hope you enjoyed Christina’s photos from Hiroshima and gained a bit of inspiration to go there someday. If you’ve already been, perhaps it will convince you that a return trip is a must! Visiting places like Hiroshima and Japan as a whole were always a dream I never thought could be achieved.

What did you think of these photos? Have you ever visited Hiroshima or Miyajima? What did you think of it? I’d love to read your thoughts in the comments section. 

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Duke Stewart

As a recovering Expat, I write about Life through Travel and want you there with me through captivating stories followed by guides on how to do the same. My work has been featured in various magazines throughout Korea and in online publications including the awesome Hipmunk.com. I am also a nerd and love to point out a situation's similarities to any of my favorite movies, books, or tv shows. You've been warned:) Follow along on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for daily updates.

4 Comments

    • I definitely understand that sentiment, Mike. My wife and I have visited some places that are over-photographed and have come away underwhelmed from them at times. My favorite of all of these is of the man waiting for the streetcar. I’m not sure way but maybe it’s just the personal aspect to it. Did you have a particular favorite in mind?
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  • Do you find that Hiroshima has a particular ‘energy’ about it. Clearly, it was the site of the most, ahem, apocalyptic event of the 20th century. I went to St. Petersburg in Russia last year, the site of the greatest siege in history – the Siege of Leningrad between 1941-3. St.P seems to me a city that wears these ghosts on its sleeve. Nearly 3 million people were said to have died in Leningrad, and it seems to be a city whose modern heritage is built on that sense of never giving up. YOu could say the same of the defiance of New Orleans, say, after Katrina. Do you see what I mean? Do you think the ghost of Hiroshima are still evident in the inhabitant’s psyche?

    • Really insightful comments here, Rob. The first time I set foot in Hiroshima was almost ten years ago and on the heels of a 5 hour shinkansen (bullet train) ride from Tokyo. I didn’t really get a feeling of the “ghosts” until I went alone to the Atom Bomb park on the quiet first night of our trip there. As the trolley approached the park, I did get a sense that the people on it knew where/why I was headed to the Peace Memorial. It was just a feeling but yeah, I had it and will never forget it.

      Other than that and the big reminder that remains from the bomb, the people are generally friendly as in most Japanese cities. People there are more interested in peace and moving on from the govt. policies that led them to this. The bomb went way too far but I’ve spoken with quite a few Japanese people who feel that it was necessary. I don’t agree with them but hey, I can’t really tell them what’s right and wrong as an outsider. I can just listen and learn.

      Thank you for commenting, Rob. I’d love to hear more from you about Leningrad and your experiences there.
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